Anne Bott - ‘A United Front’ - finalist 2009
How The People’s Choice Award works
Introduced in 2011, the EAC People’s Choice Award is a popular and exciting element to the competition. Artists, their family and friends, and the general public can become involved by voting online for their three favourite works of art. Three People’s Choice prizes will be awarded in 2012, an overall winner and two runners up prizes. Anyone can vote; all you have to do is initially register to vote by providing your email address and a password. You will then receive a verification email with a link that allows you back into the site, but this time with three rosettes available to vote. (Occasionally verification emails can land in your junk mail box.)
You can allocate a 1st, 2nd and 3rd rosette to your 3 favourite artworks. You can change your mind at any time and deselect an earlier favourite, and your rosette, which had been greyed-out, will become available to you again. A 1st rosette carries 3 points, 2nd 2 points and 3rd 1 point.
If you revisit the online gallery, you do not need to register again, just log-in (remembering to select the button to login rather than register) with your email address and password
This year, for the first time, visitors to the online gallery will be able to see all entries as they come in, but voting for the People's Choice Award will only commence once the competition has closed for entries on the 31st December 2012. Voters will then have 4 - 5 weeks to browse the gallery and cast their votes! You will be able to search by artist name as well as subject matter themes, e.g. landscape, still-life etc. and also make comments about works that catch your eye. Artists very much value these comments especially if they have come from other artists. Positive and constructive criticism are very much encouraged but please note that all comments are moderated before being posted on the artists’ page.
Please do spread the word about visiting the Art Awards Online Gallery, we really want to get as many people interacting with the website this year as possible, and voting in the People's Choice Award is a fun and exciting way to do so, particularly in the race towards the end!
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES TO ART AWARDS 2012 HAS NOW PASSED.
Voting for the "People's Choice" awards will open very shortly - we will let you know the date as soon as we have processed the large number of postal entries which arrived over the Christmas / New Year holiday period.